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This giant redwood once stood 362 ft. tall and was considered the tallest tree in the park, before its fall in 1991. The redwood’s crash to the ground moved the earth so much that it registered on a nearby seismograph, and one local - who heard the impact from half a mile away - thought a train had crashed.  
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This 346 foot tall redwood is 13.2 feet in diameter at breast height (4.5 feet). Like the rest of this grove, the Founders Tree honors the creators of the Save-the-Redwoods League, which was formed in 1917. That group purchased its first grove in 1921, in what is now Humboldt Redwoods State Park. For nearly 
90 years, the league has protected 170,000 acres of redwood forests and contributed over 57 million dollars to their preservation.